One week away from being halfway through.
I had a checkup yesterday and everything is looking fantastic. Baby M #2 is growing right on target and has a nice strong heartbeat.
I have been feeling great. Little stressed with moving to CA and how Madison is handling all the changes happening in her life but I know everything will work out just fine. I am taking it one day at a time.
I am not sure how often I will be doing pregnancy updates. I don’t think I am going to be doing them weekly like I did with my first pregnancy. I am thinking maybe every other week or so.
I also have some other pregnancy related post/videos I plan on doing. Next week I will be discussing more about workouts and how I am doing things differently this time around due to suffering from diastasis last pregnancy and I don’t want to have a large gap with this one.
19 weeks pregnant
Nothing really. Every food is tasting good.
No. Getting up once a night to go pee. No headaches, cramping or anything else weird. Feeling like my normal self besides my pace has slowed down in my workouts.
Wedding ring is still on.
Just the ones that I got from my first pregnancy. Otherwise I have been doing good with keeping belly moisturized with coconut oil and eating lots of gelatin. And I am using an essential oil blend to also help with stretch marks.
Regular coffee and wine. Nothing too crazy. I am really enjoying this pregnancy as it might be my last one.
How is my skin?
Great. I get one blemish here and there. Overall my skin is handling this pregnancy great. I am very happy about this.
How is digestion?
Good with some slow, gassy periods. I have noticed some days where I did get a little constipated which I don’t like for several reasons. One big one is that is puts pressure on my belly causing pressure on my diastasis. Luckily magnesium really helps keep me regular.
Total weight gain?
I gained about 2 pounds at the beginning then lost it and now gained it back. I feel my belly is starting to really grow now. I am excited to have another baby bump.
How’s the baby girl?
Amazing. Growing right on target and has strong heartbeat. Starting to feel some flutters which i love. I know those flutters will soon become strong kicks when she continues to get bigger.
How are my pregnancy workouts?
Good. I plan on doing a whole post next week about what I have been doing differently. I have been changing things up since I am smarter this time around with what I know. I did go back in previous pregnancy workouts and updated the modifications to them.
I am trying to do a better job with preventing a large diastasis recti post pregnancy with this pregnancy unlike with my first where I didn’t do much in prevention.
Thanks for being part of my journey with my second pregnancy.
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Interesting! Do you think some of your workouts last pregnancy may have caused the diastasis?
No, I have learned there is more to it. I am sharing a video on this next week.
Congrats! I am really into DoTERRA EO’s, as I know you both are too. I am curious what your stretch mark blend is?
Congrats on baby number 2! I remember that we were pregnant at the same time with our 1st babies. Lovely news!
Thank you girl! xoxo
Lori you don’t think on your first pregnancy some of the workouts caused DR?
I’m currently prego and all my work out fitness instructors advised me to NOT do any planks, crunches, etc. even looking at videos online other fitness instructors they recommend you don’t. I remember you did a couple of those on your 1st pregnancy you don’t think that caused it?
Let me know your thoughts!
In general no I don’t think the workouts caused it – some of the moves I did probably caused more pressure causing me to get a large separation but I think I got it from other things. I do agree that not doing frontal planks is wise, I wish I did not due as much, especially in my 3rd trimester. But I know some ladies who did lots of planking during their pregnancy and did not get DR, so really depends person to person, but looking back I would suggest avoiding frontal positions like planks.